Ford Might Put a Twin-Turbo V6 in the New Shelby GT500
I know, Ford fans— a V6 GT500 sounds like blasphemy. But before you go around cussing out Ford and Shelby engineers, this news might not be all that bad for Ford’s high-end pony car. Especially when you remember another car in the Ford performance lineup with the same engine. The report comes from Automobile Magazine, and states that Ford might actually use a twin-turbo V6 in its top-end Shelby GT500 Mustang as opposed to a Coyote V8; the very same V6 found in the new Ford GT mid-engined supercar. Doesn’t sound all that bad now, does it? RELATED: The New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is One Mean Machine
As we’ve already seen in the new Shelby GT350, the Ford flat-plane crank V8 is a pretty potent machine— but don’t sleep on that EcoBoost V6. The engine found in the new Ford GT puts out over 600-horsepower, likely somewhere near 500 lb.-ft. torque, and was engineered for use on the track.
Other rumors suggest Ford will keep a manual gearbox in the GT500, as well as make it more powerful than the already potent GT350, which should be obvious. Right now there’s no official word from Ford, but you can expect to see a new GT500 hitting the streets sometime in 2018.
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